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The Purple Urchins Don't Die
"Everybody i here with npr. Climate correspondent lauren summer. Hey lorne hey okay mattie. Today i want you to picture diving in the pacific ocean. Okay like where this is headed. You look down but instead of seeing rocks and seaweed and stuff you see purple purple. Yeah hundreds of round spiky purple things. It's looks like someone rolled out a purple carpet over the sea floor. As far as you can see their purple sea urchins. Morgan murphy cannella is a diver and she seen an explosion of them off the northern california coast. Okay what's going on these urgency taken over. What used to be kept for us. you know. That's the seaweed that grows thirty to sixty feet tall so it creates us really. Lush underwater forest urgency eat kelp but normally not enough to really hurt the whole kelp population. But there have been some big ecological shifts that have led to the urgent explosion and now there are so many urchins. The kelp forests are disappearing. So does that mean that. The fans are going to go away. Actually no i mean you might predict a major die off because there isn't a lot of food left that hasn't happened. Morgan says they can endure that kind of like zombies. They can last for a long time without eating and they just they just live their job very bizarre anibal after respect them though so now the big question is is there anything that can be done you know. Has the scale tip too far or can. The kelp forest be brought
U.S. Formally Rejoins the Paris Climate Accord
"Rejoined the paris climate accord today. After president biden set the process in motion on this first day in office. Npr's laura summer reports the us is rejoining international. Climate talks at a particularly key moment countries around the world have to agree on new emission cuts leaner this year today special. Climate envoy john kerry set the stage for the discussions be honest that as a global community. Were not close to where we need to be. We have to be humble because we know the united states was inexcusably absent for four years scientists. Say the next. Decade is crucial for avoiding the worst impacts of climate change the biden administration will have to commit to ambitious reductions to catch up. And we'll have to convince the international community it can follow through lorne summer. Npr news you're listening to
Celebrating The Class Of 2020
"Twenty twenty was a year of big changes for me as well. I took on hosting the show. It's almost been half a year and time has really flown. I remember when i found out that. I got the gig. I was buying pajamas. The official outfit and university of twenty twenty when the call came in and i yelled into my phone what And then there were a few other choice words I won't share here. I then went. And i grabbed a second pair of. Pj's a celebration gift to myself. And every time. I put on those. Pj's i think of that day it was a good moment. Another great moment was earlier. This season when i got a chance to speak with actor lorne cardinal who won the imaginative august schellenberg award of excellence. The award recognizes the work of an indigenous actor whose work celebrates the spirit and commitment that schellenberg showed over the course of his career. One of lawrence. Most recognizable roles is sergeant davis. Quinton from the hit. Tv show corner gas. I asked him if he thought taking on. The role of davis changed the course of his career. It did it did in the fact that just national recognition and from all all people they just know really like davis and the davis is basically my version of a pachinko clown. That's how i approached him. Was everything was exciting to him. Everything was new and fresh. That's where he gets so excited all the time because he's actually excited. He loves it totally. he's never halfway with anything. He's all in or nothing. And i mean what a gift to be able to play like a funny indigenous character right because frequently it is. It can be a lot of the same note. I think for seven dizziness actor so to be able to play you know a lovable clown and just live in that world of comedy for all of those seasons and still even now. Because you're doing the animated show right physical comedy. So i was able to bring those chops in as well with that innocent so i was throwing stuff in there and they were kind of like okay. Slow down there turbo easy. Then i can do okay. I'm like that if anyone gives me a prop it's all over. Couldn't find out what it does one of my favorite episodes of security cam. When i got to play with my keizer and i got the police. Shield is well. So how can they have fun with this dropping my hat and bend over and like getting myself into the throat with the police. Shield all the time and then trying to get into the car with the police. Shield while i'm into ended up seeing myself in guide to help me get out behind the wheel behind the glass in the driver's seat. When okay i'm getting phobic now you know it's one of the things. You're blessed with incredible writers. The comedy writers in canada working on that show so we didn't have to do any improvising or anything like that was all scripted and we stuck to the script and we made choices not to bring up the indigenous background of davis. He is what he is. The only time we did we did do. It was a great cup episode. Where davis leaves the tickets for the grey cup somewhere. And they're at the game and he can't find him and stuff in my partner tear. Is you know. Maybe they're in a glovebox. No because they're for gloves. They're not there and i said well i'm just go over there and get them off that person over there and then and tears go no. You can't do that you can't go scalped tickets. You can't do that and i go. Why because of macree man and she goes no. Because you're a cop and it's illegal in but in that scene original scripts said why. Because i'm a native man and so we had the discussion said i don't identify myself. As a native man i'm a crewman. So that's how davis would respond. I'm a man put. The writers wanted no no. We need a native. i said okay. So every take we did i said crewman producers. Come up to me. Say okay. Let's not just give them one so they have it. In the canon. The writers will be happy. Oh sure yeah okay. Let's do it again. I just would not budge on that. Because i know if i did it once they would use that one so i didn't give them any option and i explained. I said this is how i view myself is davis would view and so he doesn't say he's a native man he says he's creek like backwards heritage in one of the episodes. They wanted me to say the eskimo debate came up. And i said i'm not saying eskimo so again i had to defend my stand because i didn't want other people could say it but you know this is a derogatory remark to our brothers and sisters. So i'm not gonna. I'm not gonna say that. I'll say i'll say in you it.
Apple WWDC 2021: Will It Be Virtual & Free?
"I would have to guess that w. wdc twenty twenty. one is almost certainly going to be a virtual event like last year's and will but let's flash forward another year like blood. And i think it's very realistic to think that. By june twenty twenty two cova is past tense and we remember that is w. w. permanently a virtual event. I don't know how to predict on that. Because i could see it both ways. I think there's aspects of the in person experience that are irreplaceable from my personal perspective in the media and getting to talk to people In person i mean. I'll still talk to apple people in person. they'll still have press events. The keynote may well involve be more like a traditional in a virtual post covid world might be exactly like the iphone events where the only people who attend in person are the media right. And it's at the steve jobs theater in you know with three or four hundred people. Instead of five thousand people so that aspect of it. I'm sure we'll still be you know. Replicated post covid. There's so many people in the developer community who i know and it both at a personal level but at a professional level where i i hear things i learned things you know it. There's certain aspects of real world interaction and trust that. Don't happen without being real. And i would miss that. I still remember when i seven was announced. Me you guy. English lorne brickner and a couple you know. Gpu savvy friends. Standing in a bar trying to figure out how they were injecting all the transparency and calcium blur into the system. You just can't do that. Virtually i do remember that. My guess is pretty bad but yes guy trying to figure that out pretty good. Yeah yeah and watching. Learn like move his thumb down to. Yes yeah i don't know what do you think what's your gut feeling on long you know. What would apple's thinking about this. I think and i say. I think but i also hope because you know someone newly indy. The idea of having you know. I still have no idea how to save. Spent any of this travel stuff myself. They don't have a giant media company. Pain for everything anymore but i think a hybrid model just given how good the production value was like. I went back and looked at some previous events and the stage. Experience is great but it doesn't look as visually stunning as what they did this year. And i'm sure we'll get into how they progressed and got better and better at the events over time but they really started upping the ante on how you could do these sorts of things as stream only events but i think for the consumer stuff it still makes a lot of sense to present that and for developers because five thousand isn't out of the millions of apple developers. The amount they can reach. A virtual event is significantly higher. That i wouldn't be surprised if they have a hybrid model where people do come gather for things that they really need to like for brand new products that require hands on where they want to give you a tour of the audio facility or eventually maybe a our facility or something. I think that'll make sense to do in person. But i think as much as possible if they can project this sort of stuff to the world. It's it just invites everyone into like a really first class experience.
How Climate Change Is Setting The Stage For Natural Disasters
"In addition to being the year of covert twenty twenty was also a year of extreme wildfires and hurricanes in part because global temperatures were among the hottest ever recorded. here's npr's lawrence summer. If you caught the weather report in phoenix arizona visit you heard one number over and over alright jamie. We are hoping for weather. But i know just hovering around these hundreds. It was over one hundred degrees a lot on a record breaking one hundred and forty five days all well. Basically almost everything set records. Marvin percha is a meteorologist. At the national weather service in phoenix. I've lived here a long time. I grew up here in the seventies. And i've never seen anything quite like this. Phoenix also doubled. The number of days at spent above one hundred and fifteen degrees and those extremes are dangerous. Almost three hundred people died because of heat related causes in maricopa county another record number certainly with the overall warm earth. It makes it more likely to get these extreme temperatures and those temperatures set the stage for other disasters. Twenty twenty hurricane season has been uniquely awful. There have been thirty named storm so far a new wreck. Warm waters in the atlantic fueled the most active hurricane season on record and many storms intensified quickly building strength faster-than-expected. The records kept falling in the western u. s. two or wildfires burned more than nine million acres. Tens of thousands of people fled their homes. Some with only minutes to spare three states california oregon and colorado had the largest fires in there recorded history. Dan mcevoy a climatologist with the desert research. Institute says heat was one of the reasons when you have elevated temperatures and extra dry atmosphere. That really makes the fuels more flammable. An easier to burn a hot dry atmosphere is thirsty. He says it's like a sponge pulling moisture out of plants and soils that creates the conditions for fires to move fast and burn hot on the landscape in the west is normal. We need that fire but the thing that's changing is how quickly they become. These large megafires mcevoy's done studies showing how he will dramatically increase. This fire danger in the west but even he's surprised to see it. Play out so quickly this year is i mean. How many times can we say the word. Unprecedented christina doll is a climate scientist at the union of concerned. scientists events. Like that make it really hit home for climate scientists that this is not just something theoretical that. We're predicting it's something that we are living through. Twenty twenty is basically tied with two thousand sixteen for the hottest year ever recorded at almost two degrees above average but whether it takes the top spot is beside the point though says the last five years or the five hottest on record since eighteen eighty. And it's only expected to get worse for me personally. I think that there's not going to be one. wake up. call that spurs the public in the us. And our policymakers into action. It's more the accumulation of all of these events and all of the heartache as incurred because of them that heartache she says should be a reminder that the more fossil fuels are burned. The more years like this. We should expect to see lorne summer npr news.
EU advances plan to slap tariffs on US goods over Boeing aid
"The EU is slapping tariffs on U. S goods. It's over American financial Support for Boeing European Union trade ministers have decided today that it's time to move they're going to impose up to $4 billion worth of terrorists on U. S goods and services, and that's in response to what the World Trade Organization says. Is it legal aid for the plane Make a Boeing about his correspondent Lorne Cook
Adele calls herself 'single' after being linked to rapper Skepta
"Adele says she is still single. There were rumors that she was dating this British rapper. She doesn't exactly address this completely. Um, but she did put up an instagram post. That Thank SNL. Thank you to the most wonderful cast crew writers and producers. What a sublime bunch of people you are, Lorne. Thank you for believing in me. She goes on at the end to say I'm going back to my cave now to be the in parentheses. Single cat lady that I am. Oh, that's a nice way to address it, though.
"lorne" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist
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"lorne" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist
"Fraud Corruption in sports. In our new series, we look at an accident at a nuclear power plant called Three Mile Island what began as a series of small technological airs. Soon, ballooned into a crisis as technicians and government officials struggled to avoid a massive spread of radiation subscribed to American scandal on Apple podcasts spotify or listen at free in the wondering APP. Welcome back to the Sunday, sit down podcast now more of my conversation with Lorne Michaels. So I believe that yeah, we yeah, this Sunday yes. Will be the forty fifth anniversary of the for show over eleven thousand, nine, hundred, seventy, five. Yeah. When I say that to you sitting here still forty five years later. What do you think? Well, I didn't sign up to this. It just worked out that way and I think. It's it's. I. Think when you're I was thirty when it started and I'm not interested in doing the math. But I think that when you whatever you set out to do in life particularly in the yards there's what you said to do, and then what you're good and. This, for me took sort of all, my talent and. An sometimes it's consuming. But at the same time, the schedule is designed so that People, creative people need downtime and. It's intense. And this is the first time we've ever done five shows in a row four generally is not turned out well, but There's choice here because it's not a week that there's not a debate or there's not a way to. End The whole country's paying attention to the selection. And the the part. That's not so much fun as it's five shows it around everybody understands what that is, and then well, what if it gets held oak? What if it goes to the courts? Sort of have to show up for six show. And I don't think long. Honestly. Believe that the level of fatigue too much. Yes. We won't be gone for log disappear. So forty five years. So if you think about nineteen, seventy, five humming out of Nixon resigning yeah. The last helicopter leaves the embassy in Saigon. Time of tumultuous time and the country. Obviously. So what was the? Show when started it, and you still see it out on these stages today. And I think that weirdly although it's fun to talk about New York City. Was Not, in great shape. In one thousand, nine, hundred, seventy five wouldn't got here and. It seems a lot of that is resonating today and. The monson possibly to come but I think that what had happened then was.
"lorne" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist
"Know. Microscopic way. So now another curve ball comes to you great at this and he booked another musical gas forty eight hours. We're still in the middle, but I know Jack White is coming in and Beach him some other stuff. That's. Still in. Discussion which would probably be any time soon in the next hour chew imagine when you call Yeah Musicians has where do you want me? When should I be they're? Not I mean it depends on whether their band is together where you. Calling, somebody on Thursday for Friday and say you know his. COMP. Yeah. It has to be people who are ready to go. Great. Jack White. Not Not. Bad replace and he's always good on the show. Yeah. Yeah. So Lauren, I'm interested in asking you about sort of SNL, these times of tragedy. You know nine eleven who could forget the show where you stood there with Giuliani, can we be funny and he said, why start now, how do you view the role of snl in these moments where people are grieving and people are in pain I think with whether it's show our newspaper or If you have an audience, you build up an earn trust they know you're going to deliver and that you're trying to be honest about what you do. So I think the fact that we've always shown up even those at home shows which are technically impossible. and. It was the weirdest thing because I was talking to everybody but I had no idea where they were. Ordered order and this I could be an Ohio that person's up in Rhode Island you know and and yet everyone. Pulled together and Everybody showed up and the shows were they were different than our noble show but the in their own way that they were brilliant. So. It's just there's a connection and we've and because we're live I think they know we can change things up to the end. It will seem dishonest if we're still stuck on something for Wednesday and everything's changed me in Brian So The Nimble -ness of that is part of the appeal and it's probably it's one of the few broadcasts shows other than sports news where. Really should see it live because of its of the moment. Not to say should watch it on social media but. I mean. It has an impact when it's working. I know you're not terribly haughty about your show, but don't you think it's important for SNL to be here for people in these times when they're not feeling great. I, do and not at any grand where I just think it's our job and that's what we do. Do well. Hey guys. Thanks for listening to the Sunday. Sit Down podcast stick around to hear more from Lorne michaels right after the break. Autumn calls for cozy feelings and for a small business having the right people.
"lorne" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist
"People laughed at what they'd take this funny and it's not. Nobody feels are being unfair or of unkind by. Not laughing. It's we needed to be honest and we don't have a lot of. Their or a lot of people who are involved in the production so It's as I said, it's an honest room. It's now just a much bigger honest room Michael Colin. With Jimmy. Maybe last night and Michael described the read through just listening to a podcast sitting here in voices are coming in from. Different experience. Your musical guests this week. Yes. Had to be cancelled because of these protocols. What happened there? What happened was there was a you know tiktok video of him over the weekend. And it's sort of what by row and was just a lot of. Concern, because in bringing somebody to New York state from state, there's there's protocols for that and then there's protocols. So we went with testing has never tested positive. At any point but They just. He. Didn't test positive and we were testing every day but we were running out of days and the amount of days that he would have had to tested negative was one day past what the show would have been and A. At any other point in my life, I would have said. We're doing it and And if I had to do it, I would pre-tape it Friday night and if he tested negative tested positive on Saturday that I would. I would have gone live but. It just wasn't possible and I talked to him and and. I said. We can't do it now, but we will do it soon and whenever you're ready. Call and you'll be on that week. So I, think We, we had a good talk. What was his reaction on the other end of the line? I. Think he was grateful for the fact I. think he's got some work to do and I think. He was. Honorable and honest and kind of charming and so I think when he comes back, it'd be great to have them and I always feel badly when. You're always trying to mix the host and the music and the other things that are happening so that it feels like that show was that set of ideas and I think he would have been perfectly. With Bill. He was very gracious. He'd been an instagram post I screwed up you know and and neck. He probably isn't the first country. Or. The first person from rock rolled who? Partied after a big Dan case football game or a concert but. It, we're just living in a different time and everything is scrutinized..
"lorne" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist
"Knowing that what you go in at the table read it wins. Chain and most often we don't even attempt to Friday we've been doing the debates or or anything political Friday night because it's and. So Alec Baldwin wouldn't normally they called in before Friday night. So. It's fortunately, the cast. Are Good at it can can adopt you mentioned Carey. Yes. A lot of people were thrilled by that choice that come together. He. Can Remember, with their Lindsey. Told me some told me that he'd expressed interest in it and then that I spoke with his agent call and as soon as I heard it. We we got an a bunch of different ways and this was before we went off in March And I thought no no, that's the right. That's the right balance to what we have a playing the president. So but no one knew until he got he was in Hawaii for eight months. Then he arrived here like two days or three days before we started so. We haven't really seen it, but I, would never doubt that he hasn't. So particularly at an impression. Too, long sessions on the makeup in the look over two day period and I thought they brilliantly up with that and got that right and it's a it's a hard thing to do because. The impression has to fit the look that that's accurate. Look. So and he's used to using his face. So I think. But it all seemed to work and when he came out. The two pistols and Shades it just looked it looked right and original. He's such an original and distinctive performer. So what star that big comes in? Is he opened to notes from your writers and your guys of maybe you should play it this way or is he is the idea open to notes and has a lot of money. So it's And I think we've found out last week. Dart everybody could have a voice till the end. So at some point, the locket not would be better prepared this. was there ever any chance learn that you wouldn't start this season back in the studio? was there discussion of we'll maybe we'll? Think all. I talked about. All you know all summer and leading up to it was I I need an audience. It's one thing for Jimmy or seth you know it's they've adjusted to it. And they don't live on the audience because we're taking big swings and they're hard jokes. Would you don't hear any sound throws the timing off and the thing that the audience does is it the connection the? It's the plug that makes circuit work and the performers data at the audience needs it and and..
"lorne" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist
"Think we're finding our way with it and what we can do what we can to there. It's a weird. Thing in our culture so much of it is. So much. Every week is based on accident running into people things. Just. Ideas that start one way and then somebody else gets into it and it changes and so the idea that. You can't have that. So they just the flow of ideas were were were finding other ways for that to happen, but it is an texting. Say helps that but it's A. Single people in a room. My Room, my office upstairs, which would normally on a Monday have forty to fifty people in the big meeting. with the host. is now five. That's the maximum. Office here's three so. That People are coming in and waves and so. Some you have to remember to say everything again that's all right. I mean use last week I think he said I'm not sure if we're going to be able to pull this off. And you did. Yeah, we. We did. Not. My By curse that I mostly see mistake. So I've focused on that and then. Six or seven hours after the show goes off start to realize. Yeah. Wasn't bad. But that's Just always have an idea of what it could be if if everything worked and that hasn't happened yet. Forty six years. So what are you GonNa? Learn you think from week one to week to what would you do different I think how much machine can handle? How much since changes when we have to have things in which we it's always been a writer show. And the writers and performance working closely together so The production part of it has tended to sometimes have to wait on the writing because we've just last week. We had that debate. On Tuesday and then on. Thursday night, Friday when. The president tested positive. it all change. So you had to have. Now, we had to put it back as perspective on it. and. It was being rewritten. I don't think the final version of a gotcha dress rehearsal. A certain part of which we've just had to go dress rehearsal, but the script changes had gotten into the control room not to the cards. So I think people fortunately JIM is. Great at what he does and Alec and and my. And back, and so they just sort of rolled with it. And then the changes did get in for air, but it's not quite you haven't done it once. So you can just off on the wrong foot a little bit but everybody did remarkably well, and I don't think most of US noticed at home. No. No for the most part, it looked like it always does I was going to ask you about those changes because as someone who hosts a morning show cover this presidency we go in it and six am with a with a story that's lead by eight. Am The shows completely and never has because because he tweets, he can change the dialogue at he knows that obviously. Very, a very effective weapon. Now. It's getting to bite a little bit because. It. Seems more impulsive, and so it's harder to make sense when they come they come to fast and furious and it just. Is Harder to get the point across. But It's Very effective thing imagine your writers after four years of this of a little bit gotten used to it..
"lorne" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist
"Got a great one for you and I'm excited because it's the first in person interview we've done since March my guest. This week is snl creator and executive producer Lorne michaels the mastermind behind Saturday night live who created the show that launched forty five. Years ago this month for show was October Eleventh Nineteen seventy five hosted by George Carlin. The last in person interview, we've done for the Sunday sit down podcast, and for Sunday, today on NBC was with Octavia Spencer on March the twelfth remember what was going on on March, the twelfth it was for the day before the world kind of shutdown. So we're happy to. Get in person doing an in person interview, these days does not come without layers of precautions especially when you go up to SNL so I work just to give you some perspective. We do the morning Joe. PROGRAM ON MSNBC The host on the third floor, my office on the second floor at thirty rock they shoot SNL in studio age on the eighth floor so. Lauren and I got together and we sat up in the bleachers overlooking that famous stage overlooking although sets it was on a Thursday night of show week Bill Burr was the host they had just real remember canceled the musical gas. Wallin, because he was seen on tick tock partying after a football game without a mask breaking protocol so he couldn't come on the show. They put together Jack White came on the show as a quick replacement. So that was all happening as Lord and I were sitting down. Lauren literally was on the phone booking Jack White. So you'll hear me help him announced that news to me in this interview by by now that's a week and a half or so old but that's what that moment was and we're up in these famous yellow seats in this famous studio where they've done this famous show for forty five years. We talk about the legacy of the show we talked about how much. Longer Lorne michaels might want to do the show. He's been there for forty five years. He's seventy five years old now, and he has created an American icon. Think of all the cast members who became huge stars think of all those sketches you'll never forget think about all those moments during political campaigns and debates that were made even more famous by SNL and we talk about that..
Facts About 'Saturday Night Live'
"Desire for more vacation days. The'RE was 1970 for Johnny Carson requested at NBC Stop airing the Tonight Show reruns on the weekend. The reason he wanted to save those reruns for extra vacation days. He was planning to take during weekdays so he was a king of vacation. He would have long stint guest host that would come in. It was great. NBC wanted to fill those weekend slot, so they hired Lorne Michaels to develop a show. Wow. It better all be this good. Yeah. Ah, right, who was the first Saturday night Live official cast member. Who was she? Gilda Radner? Yes, Way. Saturday Night Live premiered as NBC's Saturday night. The show was originally called NBC Saturday night because there was already a show. Titled Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell on ABC. When Cosell Show ended in 1976 Michaels changed his show's title to Saturday night Live. Interesting. I do love that. It's
'SNL' books new musical guest to replace Morgan Wallen after he broke Covid-19 protocol
"Minute musical guest for this weekend. Saturday night Live episode, SNL executive producer Lorne Michaels telling NBC's Today that Jack White has agreed to perform after country music star Morgan Wallen was dropped US musical guest for violating covert 19 protocols. The country Singer was seen on social media partying without a mask in Alabama, he took to Instagram to apologize. White, who is a former member of the White Stripes, has been on the show several times in the past, his last in in 2018, performing as a solo artist. Jennifer Pole. Sonny W. O R News. Legendary
Jim Carrey will play Joe Biden on 'SNL'
"And they've tapped a big star to play. Joe Biden tell you something late night sketch comedy made Jim Carrey a star on in living color. Now he's taking his talents to Saturday Night Live where he'll be playing Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. SNL executive producer Lorne Michaels tells vulture that Carrie will play the role for all of season. 46. Biden has previously been played by other guest actor as you know Better. Jason Sudeikis and Woody Harrelson. The new season of Saturday night Live kicks out from its studio in Manhattan, October 3rd, Jason Nathan's and
Indian Prime Minister Lays Cornerstone For Controversial Hindu Temple
"India's prime minister made a rare pandemic era trip out of the capital. Today he went to a northern Indian town called Iot. Ah It's where Hindu extremists tore down a sixteen th century mosque nearly thirty years ago now. Hindus are building their own temple on that very spot and the prime minister laid the cornerstone NPR's India correspondent Lorne Fair housing from iota in the past and his following the news there today and joins us now. Hi, Laurin. Hi, good morning. Good Morning. So can you just put what happened today in the context of this place in its history? Yeah. So I not as old quarter is. This beautiful Warren of multicolored alleyways, housing, small temples, and Hindu faithful believe one of their gods Rahm was born there. But actually it's one of the most sensitive places in all of India for hindu-muslim tensions and that's because there used to be this huge triple domed mosque right in the middle of town it was built in the sixteenth century but in one, thousand, nine, hundred, ninety, two, Hindu extremists, tore it down riots spread across India and thousands of mostly Muslims were killed. He knew nationalists have long wanted to build a temple on those ruins and today they started doing
"lorne" Discussed on WTOP
"For mineralogist Lorne make it cloudy skies across the region this morning and our temperatures cool sixty seven degrees as we push into the seventies this afternoon it's eleven eleven after a series of violent incidents on ocean city's boardwalk that began a bit more than a week ago the town's police chief put out a video yesterday promising action the fights assaults and more have residents and visitors concerned and some businesses closing early at night Ocean City police chief prosper zero says in a new video you will be seeing more officers on patrol on the boardwalk and throughout the town they will be there to strictly yet professionally force the law he says behavior like the town has seen recently will not be tolerated some have called for a late night curfew to clear the boardwalk mayor Rick Meehan says it won't happen this year but I think it's something we should strongly consider but next year Michelle Basch WTOP news by the way Ocean City police have issued an arrest warrant for a suspect in one incident twenty year old Isaiah foster of Cambridge Maryland allegedly robbed and assaulted a twenty one year old near seventh street and Philadelphia Avenue this past Saturday in Ocean City a man is dead after a triple shooting last evening in Waldorf two others were injured the Charles county sheriff's office says officers found a man with critical injuries in the road at the intersection of actin lane and strongly he later died at the scene two more victims were found in a nearby car both were taken to a hospital authorities have a man in custody although they have not released his identity the sheriff's office is investigating the relationship between all of the men they ask anyone with information to call Charles county's tip line a gun law that was on the books for twenty years in Virginia I'm making it illegal to buy more than one handgun per month is set to go back into effect on July first but a lawsuit filed by gun rights groups is trying to keep that from happening the one handgun a month law was ineffective Virginia from nineteen ninety three to two thousand twelve buying more than one handgun a month would be a misdemeanor with up to a year in jail the suit is filed by a woman in gun dealer in Goodland county outside of Richmond she wanted to buy several guns at once for family members and says the bill violates her constitutional rights to bear arms Attorney General mark herring says the law help keep large numbers of guns off the streets and would keep people from coming from other states to buy large numbers and help prevent straw purchases Neolog consisting WTOP news the Supreme Court is passed up several challenges to state and federal gun control laws over the descent of two conservative justices gun rights advocates had hoped the court would expand the constitutional right to keep and bear arms ball the on the home instead justices yesterday left in place restrictions on the right to carry weapons in public in Maryland Massachusetts and New Jersey the justices also declined to review the Massachusetts ban on some semiautomatic firearms and large capacity ammunition magazines as well as California hand gun control law and a half century old federal law banning interstate gun sales meantime the court is scheduled to release opinions on several other significant cases by the end of the month among them whether president trump has the legal authority to rescind daca the measure allows undocumented immigrants who came to the U. S. under the age of sixteen to apply for protection from deportation the court will decide on the constitutionality of a Louisiana law that requires doctors who provide abortions to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital and the high court is also expected to rule on whether president trump will release his tax returns well we're in the green this morning on Wall Street Jeff Claiborne the Dow is up two hundred forty two points morning news in ten minutes on WTOP four at fifteen and forty five powered by Red River technology decisions are black and white pink red eleven fifteen sports with George Wallace today is day number two hundred and thirty without baseball dating back to the nationals game seven win the World Series on October thirtieth you remember that right that's the second longest streak without baseball by the two hundred fifty six games of the strike of nineteen ninety four and this a day after commissioner rob Manfred told ESPN that is not one other person confident they're leaving will be a season until both sides again to start talking as far as the timing we are running out of time the clock is ticking on this but the key the important first step is a willingness on the part of the MLBPA to get back at the table engage in the process we'll see what happens after the owners conference call yesterday deciding whether or not to offer another proposal to the players after the players rejected their offer over the weekend MLS DC United resume full team training at Audi field yesterday this getting ready for the tournament in July in Orlando and where the leak is going to go after that commissioner don Garber my hope really my ex expectation and I'm optimistic that in the fall will be able to return into our home markets complete as much of the regular season as we can plan obviously through crowning a champion and we can confirm the city open will take place it'll be the first tournament back it'll be delayed two weeks will take place without fans to start and begin August fifteenth and two weeks later the U. S. open will go on as scheduled in in New York NFL news Kyle Shanahan agrees to a six year extension with the forty Niners toward Wallace WTOP reports all right George thank you it's eleven seventeen guys June is men's health month it's time to pay attention to your health and address those medical issues or conditions you've been putting off metro men's.
How The Coronavirus Pandemic Is Affecting Environment
"Since the pandemic hit air travel in the. Us is down ninety five percent the morning rush hour. Traffic report has become a necessary. Many of you are asking what impact all this is having on the environment. So Lauren summer is with us. She covers climate change for NPR. And it's good to have you back. Lauren Hi Ari. Let's start with a question that a lot of listeners have asked this one comes from Walker in Ames Iowa the oil consumption due to know car travel and almost no air travel must be much less. Is this lack of carbon dioxide production low enough to meet the goals of the Paris accord is more than enough just to remind listeners? The goals of the Paris accord that was to keep global temperatures from going up two degrees Celsius with an aim of less than one point five degrees Celsius What's the impact of this slowdown of the global economy? Lorne yes so as you might expect. It is having effect on global carbon emissions largely because demand for oil and coal has really fallen. And this is all over not just a US right. I mean so. Scientists are starting to put out studies projecting. What would this look like by the end of the year? If activity continues you know we all stay locked down a little bit and they're coming up with maybe an eight percent drop in carbon emissions For this year now okay. That would actually be unprecedented. I know it sounds like a small number. That's bigger than the drops during the last recession or World War Two But here's the thing that is about the level scientists save. The world needs to be cutting emissions every year until twenty thirty to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. That's you know that one point five degrees Celsius that you mentioned and I think scientists are also pointing out you know shutting down. The economy is not the way to kind of reach. Those long-term emission cuts right right. These bigger and missions changes like switch to renewable energy. Okay we got a lot of questions. Also about some of the short-term environmental impacts of the pandemic. This one comes from Lois in Raleigh North Carolina. This is the most beautiful spring filled with crystal clear low humidity days here in. North Carolina is having fewer cars on the road or the factories closed affect the weather brought about the global shut down factories. Might that be affecting the weather here. I've heard a lot of people wondering about this actually clearer. It is yes in a lot of cities it's gotten cleaner you know. People are driving less in some cities. I mean car. Traffic is down. Forty fifty percents. Planes are not flying either. So that's actually helped improve local air quality But it is very important to say. The weather plays a huge role in your local air pollution. So if it rains you know it clears the air and the spring typically is not like the summer. It's not our worst season for air pollution. Other places actually though haven't really seen much of a drop because there are things like factories and refineries that are still emitting and you know trucks are still on the roads. Goods are still being delivered to stores. Right I understand you've been talking with some scientists who are studying the effect of having so few cars on the road and the well. What are they trying to understand? Exactly yeah I mean. This is a particular interest in cities that have really problematic air and in those cities you know. They have to try to figure out. What can we change to improve air quality? I mean this is actually kind of just a real world test of that one. Scientists told me that you know this would be like if in Los Angeles for example. A third of the cars on the road were switched to all electric cars. Don't burn gasoline. They get electricity and in California. A lot of that comes from solar and renewable. So it's cleaner. We have one listener. Who wants to know whether this pandemic environmental damage? Here's Valerie in Arizona. We hear a lot about the air pollution being reduced but not much about the increase fiction styrofoam especially in food service. What about the possible? Negative effects on the environment from Corona virus. That's a good point. All these restaurants that have switched to delivery or takeout. That's a lot of plastic. Yeah I think people are seeing a lot more containers. People are also seeing masks and plastic gloves kind of thrown on the grounds. I think the pandemic is affecting our efforts to reduce plastic waste For Example California. Just put a sixty day pause on its plastic bag ban and that's out of concern for frontline workers right. They're the ones that are handling people's reusable grocery bags when they bring them into the store. Starbucks also is is not refilling those reusable coffee mugs for that same reason. It's about reducing exposure and are groups. You know they've been largely supportive of these temporary measures because people's lives are on the line but I think they're keeping a close eye to make sure that these are actually temporary measures. Right and these larger initiatives to reduce plastic waste kind of comeback at some point if you have a question for NPR's Lawrence Somerset to us at NPR dot org slash national conversation or on twitter use the HASHTAG NPR conversation and our next listener question comes from Laura Intel Keaton Alaska. What effect is this virus having on? Wildlife? I'm thinking of the fact that there's less people out and about and that means there's more room for wildlife I've seen some photos of a Lotta ducks resting in a parking lot while bores and sheep walking down the street. There's a lot of this on social media. Is it just that were home more? So we see the animals more or the animals actually coming out in places that they didn't ordinarily yeah. I mean that's hard to tell right. A lot of us are kind of just looking out the window. Maybe seeing things we didn't see before but some of it is a hoax. Right on social media you know. Maybe you saw those dolphins that were. They weren't actually there. Yeah I'm sorry about that but this they're actually real effects. Scientists are trying to study. You know I spoke to one wildlife rescue center in California. That said you know right now. It's seal and sea lion pumping season. You know every year some pups are concerned because of human interference like people or maybe dogs getting too close and so they're kind of that this year they merely a reprieve for them because some beaches are closed Another really good example is Wales. There's just less shipping traffic right now. And so. The oceans are less and wheels are very sensitive to sound. It's actually Something scientists after nine eleven because there was also a drop in shipping traffic and scientists could actually measure that stress hormones in right. Whales went down during that time period. Interesting we got a question about what's happening to environmental regulations during the pandemic Mike in Portland writes to the EPA suspended environmental rules so companies. Don't have to follow them any longer. Lauren Bizarre Policy Change while everyone was focused on the disease. Yeah in in March the EPA announced that it would not be finding companies if they failed to report their pollution data during the pandemic so an example of this might be that a refinery is reporting. It's air emissions to make sure that they're complying with Federal Clean Air Laws. The agency said that this needed to happen. Because the pandemic is making it harder for staff to collect the safety data and and do social distancing at the same time environmental groups really push back quite strongly. They felt this was too broad. It sent a message to industries. That maybe they would have the freedom to break environmental laws if no one was really checking during this time period just on our final moments so many of the changes were talking about depend on social distancing when the economy returns to something like normal are the gains. We've seen going to be reversed right so we all are starting to get back in our cars and fly. Go back to work industries ramping. Up You expect these of short-term Games are going to go away. I think there's some hope that the behavioral change though like maybe we'll all work from home it's possible. Npr Science correspondent Lawrence Summer. Thanks for answering these questions tonight. Thanks
"lorne" Discussed on Stereo Decisis
"So I'm wondering if you have any thoughts on kind of appropriate etiquette for for for counsel and others who may appear in one of these Zoom hearings including the difficult question as to whether or not One ought to wear pants even if they cannot know what. And this is raising Both of intriguing questions that they come back to you. Know what We're we're trying to reinvent what we're trying to change what we what we value and In that sense You know I'm I'm also struck by the debates. I've been Seeing and lock of online discussions about virtual backgrounds and whether Michigan I think it is on their zoom hearings they have this virtual background of being in the courtroom and so no matter where they are. It just looks like they're against so wood-paneled court backdrop And I mean I think the interesting and important thing is that no matter what you choose whether you're You know suit in robes In your pyjamas In a chair at a desk on a couch with kids running around Or not there's going to be in an important sense of meaning to how every Party Council judge participates in this. That is That is New and different to what? The expectations were in a courtroom. So I I tend to not get a you know. A lot of respect for Justice Corbett of course in and These early zoom hearings are really going to be important. That setting also The the importance of public access to proceedings And the open courts principle. And what that's going to look like in a more webcast new to buy environment are rather than the Closed courtrooms and physical challenges of people actually coming to observe And See Justice Unfolding so the Court of Appeal Divisional Court style hearings are being broadcast Were live streamed or In a in a zoom context Made available at all is terrifically important. I tend to not get as Reoccupied Myself When it comes to dress codes Or You know. Background noise or the occasional disruption or interruption as long as it can be an effective opportunity to hear submissions or understand the issues and participate together in that process. That for me is is the top priority. That said I I put on a tie this morning. I don't think I have outside of these settings Been seen in a suit jacket in some weeks so You know I also for me. It was a way of expressing respect respect for the council and more importantly respect for the parties and respect for a process and for some people. you know. Turtleneck can express as much respect As a as a suit jacket Can But We all have our individual ways of trying to make that real arguably the Florida person Not Putting on his shirt rolling out of bed. Hard to you know to see that is commensurate with trying to demonstrate A real respect for others and for the the process their participating in so there are going to be boundaries at the On the more extreme ends but I think a lot of leeway at this moment a Lotta kind of a lot of compassion for what people are Living through and with Israeli the order of the moment then and I think it's bringing out the best in far more people than I see bringing out the worst in and and that's a really inspiring sign at least at least for me. Yeah I agree I I mean I'm really hopeful and curious about what this is going to allow the courts to do in the long run although obviously it's very concerning in the short-to-medium run so here's hoping that That this is started from the court system. Awesome okay so on that note. I will suggest that we move onto our regularly scheduled portion of the program obiter dicta in which we each get to make a non-binding recommendation. That may or may not be legal in nature justice awesome. Do you have an odor as our guests that you want to bring forth today. I do in fact. I'm going to divide my My obiter into and I'm I'm GONNA choose the category of Literature. Because I just happen to have read a couple of terrific books lately that Really divide into. I think the world most of us are living in and why is Pandemic literature and then the other is literature. As far from the pandemic as one gene possibly get In opening a virtual or actual covers of a book so the Non Pandemic offering is The newest book by Julian Barnes the man in the Red Coat. The story of The Arts and letters and people of belly talk France leaked Nineteenth Century early twentieth century and Sarah Bernhardt earned an Oscar Wilde and The Credibly interesting I Holder of the Cherry Gynecology in France. That is the center of this Unfolding of Initially a picture of this individual in a red coat and all of the circles in which he moved Which were many and lively so nothing even remotely close to a pandemic in the story but Some very interesting Anecdotes and capturing beaumont quite far from our own. The pandemic fiction is also as it happens. about Nineteenth Century Europe Which is A non fiction book as well called Ghost Map by Steven Johnson and it's an exploration of the cholera epidemic outbreak in the fifties in London Caused has we now know by By contamination of the water supply. And there's particularly dense An impoverished neighborhood in London. But the book is about the story of the early people who traced every case figured out. Why some people were getting sick and others not and I identified The cholera was moving through the water. Supplies Power was infecting People and of course what to do about it and and the entire urban experience of London and every other city from that point forward was affected that incidents and experience of I've been the democratic House what seemed huge proportions at the time and now of course seems quite localized from a pandemic point of view. But it makes for great reading lots of resonance to the moment. We're living true and the drama of Science and also I've discovery and society that Occurred then and that is occurring. Now that will I think be meaningful for people in a new way so Man in the red coat If you WANNA be a years and miles away from the and like a ghost map if you want to have something that we'll bring you right into the throes of what we lived through and can learn from In these Experiences of disease and fear and and science excellent. Okay so actually. Maybe I'll go next because thematically my obiter relates in a way to those who Do the the difficult sleuthing scientific work of contact tracing and so forth and I basically I'm I'm thinking of the Very amazing Celebrity which our public health officials across the country are now receiving and in particular in B. c. Our Own Chief Public Health Officer. Dr Bonnie Henry has Been lionised at least locally and to the extent that shoe has been created by a flu wagner. It's the Bonnie Dr Bonnie Henry Shoe and it is a sort of. I'm not in a position to judge. It's aesthetics it's it's Pinkett. There's a buckle. It's a as a high heel. It is a women's shoe but the notable thing about it is that immediately upon releasing this shoe on its website. The website of flog crashed because the pre sale demand was so high and so it seems to me that that's an indication of just one indication aside from the banging on the pots at seven. Pm Every night and and so forth the appreciation that people have for for medical health professionals but particularly it seems to me the the women who are the chief public health officers across the country. are are receiving. Do in a way that I'm sure they never have before and And so I I. That's my nonbinding recommendation. I know a number of people who've been trying to get these shoes and haven't been able to and they're hoping that you know. Capitalism will prevail annulled. Actually make a whole bunch of them. But I I think they're lovely. I particularly like the the pink stitch along the top which I think must be. I don't know whether it's a play on Doc. Martens whether that's whether that's a thing but anyway I think it's a very active shoe hillary. What is your Obiter for for this episode so I decided to talk a bit about keeping my hands busy with all of these video conferences. I would sometimes you know back in ancient when we had in person meetings I would sometimes bring knitting to these meetings If it's a meeting where you're just sitting and listening and I found that lowered my aggravation levels considerably and The great one of the great things about these online conferences. If it's a a meeting session where you're just listening. I have turned my video off and gone into the kitchen and the dishes on you know felt like I was some killing two birds with one stone. But I've also been doing a lot more handcrafts than I thought. I heard that down That people who make craft supplies or sell craft supplies are doing good business these days so I what. I'm work even today while we were recording. The podcast I've been working on a little embroidery hijacked him when this is what it's supposed to look like so we put this on on twitter as well but I'm just showing Oliver Rob and justice oculus supposed to look like I'm showing what I've been. You know the halfway mark. Maybe it looks wonderful. Hilary yeah so doing a little Reuter urinating or something In a in a meeting where you're not having to take a lot of notes or whatever I find Kind of relaxing and makes you feel like you're getting even more accomplished. Yeah that's probably not something that just as Saas and could do on trial. I imagine that might be an image so that will be As informative entertaining for people to imagine delays. Probably but best. You'll get a hot rod committees. I know Bring a laser like focus To all their activities but also have a great ability to multitask and had there's Admiration for people who can be engaged in one activity and yet still be creating something amazing with Their hands on another part their brain. So I think it is probably A sign of a very active and agile. Mind at work. Yes okay Oliver What is your obiter for this episode? And it's so funny Hillary that you said that because it ties quite well into my obiter because one thing that I sometimes do you WanNa call is sort of absent. Mindedly Play Guitar with the very quietly with. Will I muted if I'm just listening? I don't even think what I'm playing in. Just sort of doodle on guitar and That happened the other day and I was not muted. Someone's like is there some music in the background I was like? I don't hear anything I would I was working on is funny. 'cause it's actually connected to what? I WanNa talk what my odor was A. I was working on some music by John. Fahey who's a person I wanted to talk about because very recently Famously sadly of the Great American musician John Prying passed away. from complications of cove and was rightfully well memorialized but of course There is that that irony where people are best remembered after they've they've gone But then often are allowed to disappear once they've been gone for a little while which I hope doesn't happen to to John Prime but I fear has sort of happen to John. Fahey WHO's equally? I think an American original in a truly wonderful musician He is a guitarist who created a style. That's really uniquely his own mix of Blues in focus on a steel string guitar. That just doesn't sound like anything else in its instrumental music. It's stunningly beautiful and He described it or it was described as American primitivism so sort of a riff on the visual art style. But this is with his his guitar primitivism. Because it's self taught it's not You know this sort of not coming from a classical strain. It's coming from folk and blues but it's as beautiful and complex any any music out there and it's Quite good I find for working during Working at home to put something on to drought some some of the noise in the background of the kid noise and its instrumental music. So if you haven't listened to John V he. I'd recommend him and I think it's quite good music to have on while you're working if you need something that's instrumental excellent well on that.
Robert Caro on How He Does It
"Robert Carroll joins us now he is the Pulitzer Prize. Winning author of many books. New Book is called working researching interviewing and writing. He's also the author of the years of Lyndon Johnson four volumes of them thus far and the powerbroker Robert Moses and the fall of New York Bob. Thanks so much for being here. Pleasure to be here all right so everyone has been greatly anticipating a volume five of the years of Johnson. But instead you have written this other book working researching interviewing writing. Why did you decide to do this? Ever since the powerbroker I kept myself out of the book. I don't think the word I appears in there many times. If soon as the book came out people started asking me. What was it like ten of you Robert Moses and I realized that I should have put in something to tell people what that was like so for like forty five years. I've been hearing that question and people ask me what it's like to work in presidential libraries were. Can you find out from interviews? This isn't the adviced anybody but it's sort of. I said we'll I WANNA give people some glimpses into how I work so. I took time out to do this book now. I'm back doing the volume. I mean it's an interesting question about interviewing Robert Moses because you had read five sessions which women seven sessions with him. Which was very different from the Johnson. Biography where he was dead already for several years. Before you could get started and I'm curious you write about it a bit in working what the difference was like for you. Writing the book writing a biography of a person who was still alive versus writing a biography of someone who was already gone in one sense. It's great to write about someone who's still alive because you get to meet Moses. Didn't talk to me for the first couple of years of the book. Then we had seven interviews. Soon as I started asking questions. Pamela the interviews were over but they will long sessions and I really got to look at him with Johnson. You felt okay. I came along just too late. He had died just three years before was great about him was that he died so young he would have been only sixty seven when I started. He darted sixty four that everyone was still alive. He had I think twelve people in Johnson City High School. When he was there they were all there to be viewed. But you can't make up for not meeting and talking to the person writing about you just can't do feel that absence and working on the Johnson. Yes you do everything you can to overcome that you know you interview the people closest to him over and over and over again constantly asking them what was he like. If I was standing next to you what would I see him doing? So you try to get a feeling of him now. We have these telephone transcripts where you hear him talking hundreds and hundreds of hours you can listen to him talking and see how he deals with people and how he gets what he wants from people. That's always amazing to me. Has that changed the way that you've been doing your research having access to those types a change the writing of history in general like on the Gulf of Tonkin incident which has been sort of mystery. What really happened there. How many attacks were there? On our destroyers. You know that led Johnson to launch these launch bombing attacks on North Vietnam. Now you actually hear the communications between Robert McNamara. The Secretary of Defense Cincpac the admiral at Honolulu and the commander of the fleet. That's an in Viet Nam. You hear this and what was really going on in real time the other aspect of your interviewing that. I thought was so interesting that you write about in this new book working is the delicacy of interviews and especially when you get to touchy subjects. And they'll you didn't interview Johnson for the book did Interview Lady Bird and tell the story about how you and when you approached the subject of Johnson's longtime affair with Alice Marsh. Well when Johnson is in the Pacific during World War. Two year allowed easing Australia. You're allowed one telephone. Call the senator from Texas. Just Johnson has to decide whether to run again for the House of Representatives or to run for senator. I'm going through all the correspondents and suddenly in the middle of it. There is a telegram from someone sewing. Alice I've never heard of Alice. She appears in no book and it says Lyndon everyone else that happened to me in the White House. Everyone else thinks you should run for the Senate. I think you should run for the house. Please try to cool love Alice. I said WHO is Alice. Who was the person that he makes the only one telephone call? And who's giving political advice which he follows shortly after that? So that's you know. An example of going through the papers by luck her sister and best friend show up at the Johnson Library and ask to see me and I go down to see them and they say you know we wanna tell you about a woman named Alice Marsh. We don't want to portray to some Bimbo. She was really very important in Johnson's life. And they told me the whole story of this Lauren and significant relationship and his life. So how do you then? Ask Lady Bird. You know panel. That's the only interview I ever had in my life where I couldn't bring myself to look at the person I was interviewing. Alice was a small town girl. She turned herself into the brilliant Washington. Hostess Brilliant Brilliant Salons and she came from a little town called Morlin. Now no one would go to the mall. And unless they were looking for inflammation analysis a little town in the middle of nowhere and I never know I went up there and we learned about her. And how remarkable she was but all of a sudden we have a mutual friend. Who lived in Morlin? Who calls me in a panic and says the bird in Texas? Everybody Calls Lady Bird Bird. Bird and always. You've been in Marlin. So she knows you know about Al. Assad said well that had to be if it doesn't concern me but her secretary then shows up at my desk in the reading room says Mrs Johnson would like to see you out at the ranch this weekend. We had been meeting in her office so we sit down at the dining table. She's at the head of the table. I might her right. Hand my stenographer's notebook like like the one you use is is down on my right hand taking notes and without preamble. She starts to talk about Alice Quiz. How elegance she was how sophisticated she was how she taught. Linden things and everything that she taught him. He followed the rest of his life. You don't hear these lawn when she met him. He was this new congressman very awkward with Lorne Gang Leo Arms. She said turn them into an asset. Always wear shirts with French. Cuffs and very nice cufflinks. So when people's attention is cool to them it's called in in a in a good way. She told him. We're kind of Necktie to favor. Countess Myers Tie. But most of all at crucial elements in life. It was her advice that he followed an in a number of cases one in particular. It's not exaggerating. Very much to say she saved. His career is takes a moment to tell. But it's it's interesting his early careers financed by a very fierce huge Texas contractor. Herman Brown Brown and Root and Herman was prepared to keep financing his Roy and in return Johnson was getting huge contracts for Brown and root when all of a sudden they had a falling out Lyndon Johnson was getting them authorization to build a dam which they wanted but Linden wandered low. Rent Housing Project built in Boston in what was a very poor Mexican American neighborhood. The houses in that neighborhood were owned by Herman Brown. The tenants were paying rent to him. They were very profitable and he was enraged at Linden wanted to condemn them for his housing project and his chief lobbyist and his chief lawyer talked. Instead you know Herman was about to turn on Linden and when Herman turned on you he never turned back when Alice here is about this and invites them both down to Greatest Stadium Virginia. She sits down at her table. And says why don't you just compromise give Herman the damaging winds and the land and all of a sudden everything was okay. So Lady Bird starts talking not only about her elegance. She says the quotes are in the book. She was so sophisticated so beautiful. I remember her neck succession of wonderful beautiful dresses and me in well not so wonderful. And and then she said you know Lyndon Basically Linden always followed Alice's vice during that whole interview I have to say my head. Just stay down and I took notes. I couldn't look at her so that was done. The next week we went back to ordinary interview she just launched into it without you. Even though I you know I sometimes think I know something about politics. I'm really glad I don't have to write about. Women never understood why she did
Washington: Rain to Continue in DC for Days
"Temperatures a little cooler today upper forties most of the day dry actually will have some clouds maybe a few peeks of sun rain pushing in after about four PM and will continue to push and from there throughout the evening now not to say there could be a shower to south and west of DC today but again the rain not pushing into later on today now we continue with rain showers Wednesday overnight into Thursday tapered off tomorrow afternoon upper fifties right around sixty tomorrow becoming breezy once we drown tomorrow afternoon breezy with most today in the afternoon in the thirties on Friday I'm from Denver mineralogist Lorne
Luke Combs Interview
"All right. Welcome to episode to twenty-six lacomb likewise been home in a while so I'm not. I got a text from me like an hour to get here. Yeah Yeah it's a it's a decent way out you finish working out and I was like Oh looks looks to be here like saws throwing on clothes. You're like he's going to be hearing launderers. Wet Towel off all the way and then I didn't realize you live so far away. Yeah Yeah when did that happen for you. We actually able to buy some landing. It was probably just about a year ago. So I've been in my house just over a year now so is it feels like home it does. It does now for sure I definitely. Didn't we move there. You know because it was you know so far from town and our friends ends you know still live in town and it's just a it took a little bit of getting used to man but I wouldn't wanna be anywhere else now. Isn't it furniture the worst. Yes because you just don't expect expect it to be that expensive. Not only that but you think that like okay. Well if I'M GONNA spend X. amount on this couch which I think is an insane amount. There should just be one. That's there like you have one in the store and it's GonNa take you six months to get one to my house like I just don't understand a specially for a nice one right. You'd think they could move to the next right. You would think they would just be like. Oh let's just make this tomorrow. The things that I buy that are are frustrating to me our furniture and again I live in a pretty nice house now and but to fill it up with crap. I'm leaving in most of my rooms. It's Solano nope not at all. I don't WanNA leave empty because I'm ocd about that stuff and then they're like this is how much a bad costs you can. Refrigerators frigerator suck. frigerator are mine just broke recently which was great car tires. It's something else that you go. You gotTa have good ones. You get what you pay for. I've got a vehicle that's getting. I'm not there now. Giving me a new vehicle. It's broken like four times since I've had it Geeta lemon like women law. That's the thing right where they just like. Okay well we're just GONNA take the loss and just give you a new one so the car that you bought rubber broken four times. Yeah I mean it works but it's just kind of user error. No it's not user air. No it's it's great and it's just every time time it always happens right when I get right when I get home from like a long period of not being here and I haven't been able to drive live and then I get in it like at the airport and then it it breaks on the way home like you just trying to get home right by. TV does that enough. Like I'm ready to get home. I've been out the only time I need to use it. It didn't work and watch the office and just chilling then. It doesn't connect so I don't want them to fix it anymore just just either. Semi new owner argue Mary Fund or something. So Oh you did the last couple of New York doing doing sem love what was that like for you. Get in the call and I'm not sure how that call work. Do you go. I'd I'd like to be on. SNL think about us or not really you know it was like it was super last minute and it always is. I think it's like because they booked the hosts I mean I'm not certain but I feel like they book the hosts three weeks out and then the musical act. I mean it was like a week and a half so oh you didn't know for three or four months that you were going to be. SNL Yeah no no. It was like I got called in it was like. Hey we're doing this. Alison Week half and I was like okay so we had torsos scheduled like we rented out the space and all the crews. They're setting everything up. The ban guys had already rehearsed a couple of days and then they had to open. Go to New York like super last minute. That's pretty cool. Though right it was awesome and it was really awesome. It was it was definitely the coolest coolest list like filming thing experience that I've had what's it like walking into that space for the first time because you rehearse pre The day before or a couple of days so we went in. I mean two or three days. We were in New York for four days. And I can't imagine how. Jj was there heaps probably there for at least a week. Maybe maybe even the writing meetings he was in all the right meetings and changing the skits and everything like that so it was really cool because I grew up watching US L. With my dad and and so it was really neat. It was very surreal to be there in like C set so a conic you know and is awesome in You know definitely do it again. Do you do the first. Because the first show they we do as full and then they'll end up moving and cutting sketches a bit and then they just go again and do it again live. Yes when you do the first one to do the same two songs running just as you were going to run and how did you feel after basically the super dress rehearsal talk really good about it. I mean you know Lauren came in and was like. Hey you're holding the Mike too high I on the first song cameras. Yeah and you can't because normally I'm holding up here and he's like why can't see your face if you're holding up here so you got to just calm. But that was the only we note that he had but other than that it was great. Who did you ask to take pictures with? I didn't really ask. I'm not a big like I'm not a big like take the picture backstage guy you know unless it happens naturally Obviously me and JJ got a picture. But I mean obviously I wanted to picture with Lorne because I've been a fan of his for a long time and But that was it you know I. I've never been into like unless it's a natural thing that happens. You know. I'm not a big like pop in the dressing room and be like what's You know I mean I don't mind that at all. I actually love when people do that but sometimes I just feel uncomfortable about it. You know because you don't really know I didn't know. Jj Who's going to be like Super Nice Awesome Guy. You Know I. I mean I've never met him so he might have been like. Who's this Guy Michaels? Like he was awesome. He was Super Nice. He's definitely a boss. You can definitely tell. He runs the show But he was he was very nice. Man Very no one will Just had some great stories you know and then. Jj Eh you know. Obviously he's mass of my experience the NFL players as they look big on TV. But then when you meet them you're like Oh my God. They're so big. It was like that to me yes. They're so much bigger they look big on TV but everyone on TV's big on the Games you know so you don't really like if there's the guy that looks bigger than the rest of the guys that guy's really big and so sent him to Jj it was. It was definitely weird. I'm not small guy but he was just massive Tali six foot so when you did the promos watching some of those promos. Because that's those are the iconic thing where they have one of the cast members the host and the musical art MHM like as far as what I was able to see. That was one of the coolest things I got to see you do because I've just seen so many people do that every year. Yeah it was neat and they put eighty Brian on a like an apple box so she she was just she was like she looked like a child. You know beside us. So they had her up on apple doc just so she was like in the frame. I mean it was. It was pretty
"lorne" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI
"On the internet with us people are still shopping online Lorne aren't today yeah I want to wish you and everyone a merry Christmas thank the new year coming up so we are looking forward to a X. one twenty twenty four yeah what we got now here we've got Black Friday we've got cyber Monday and we have super Saturday this the super Saturday sale boost the peers to open for a couple reasons one is a lot of last minute shopping obviously but also there's kind of an oddity in the calendar this year which is that there were six days left between thanksgiving and Christmas so when you have a truncated schedule like that you you tend to get these these sales spot for the other thing is we we've talked in the past a bunch of times about how brick and mortar retailers have to adapt right to the online sales environment click some of them especially the big ones like you mentioned there are partly burning how to do that combining their online operations with their in store operations setting up ways for people you order online go when an hour later and pick it up make it easy to do returns at the stores all these kinds of things so what mall traffic was down in terms of shopper numbers this year the proportion of shoppers who went into the mall who actually bought things at the physical stores but what up the things that we have to watch of course is what does this mean that in the long term I mean the long term trends are still the same despite having ups and downs of the year to year numbers and and with with the one is you know how do you turn a super Saturday into a sustained good sale situation all through the year so I I don't think the the actual underlying fundamentals have changed but I think we are seeing some adaptation by retailers a large one some of the smaller ones too learning how to deal with the internet era and hopefully that will be be good for everybody to Lauren will talk to you as we get close to the new year my friend not Christmas can be an unsettling tying for those with dementia but experts say singing along to songs like White Christmas can stimulate emotional memories and while people with dementia might not remember the exact details of the great movie it's a wonderful life they may recall how they felt at the end of the film England's national clinical director for dementia professor Ellis Starr burns says that Christmas can sometimes be strange and confusing for those living with dementia lots of social engagements and steady streams of house guests coming through the door have the potential to be unsettling but old songs and movies kind of make people feel better let's check in with residents psychiatrist Peter Bragan Peter why is this well first George Robinson it is Christmas here it's one AM in upstate New York yes it is merry Christmas Christmas merry Christmas if I were eighty years younger I'd sneak down the whole lane on my present average six your sold Peter I thought you'd be going down the chimney with a white beard yes yes yes I'm doesn't have swimming down Georgia training a little bit I could maybe make it by the way folks it really does help to get exercise do it this new year judge people with dementia another we always making things complicated with these big experts happy what we need only maybe just maybe if we think of ourselves one where we're sick or not feeling well because if you listen to the radio will all listening to good old so now if you watch TV there's all the good old movies like it's a wonderful life that's right so I mean it's what you need to so universal course age sex race nationality and of course you know it stimulates old memories well I suppose sure it does but it stimulates present the caring and crescent loving feelings and the research is just always o'leary is required they just don't do that I was thinking about the movie George you know it's a wonderful life and the song Rudolph the reindeer the red nose reindeer lot in common they both give this a story of overcoming adversity being a good guy being a good gentle sweet guy overcoming adversity and then and then at the end you know everyone loves us and it may not always and like that but it's a really good last year yeah you know if the good guys and we live by could principles and the look for love and accept love it's gonna work out well for absolutely Peter you have a great the Christmas with you and your wife ginger to be sure all always remember my mother when I was a little guy sitting me down saying Georgie watch it's a wonderful life with me it's a movie you'll never forget and mom was sure right sure right indeed Hey a conspiracy theorist claims to have captured a huge your full hurtling at a thousand miles an hour over Las Vegas insists several other witnesses sorry to it's on you to about their just put in Las Vegas your fall when you'll be able to find it who knows when it was sent you never know that what would Christmas be like without talking about angels in a moment Catherine land again back with us on coast to coast talking about her work which includes angel tales next on coast to coast AM.
Protests rage in India for fourth day over citizenship law
"Today marks the fourth straight day of violent protests in India over a new citizenship law that grants amnesty to some undocumented migrants. NPR's Lorne Lauren Freyer reports from Mumbai that critic Sablon discriminates against Muslims. Thousands of protesters set fire to buses and vandalized train stations in eastern India. In the capital New Delhi. Hundreds of college students are marching peacefully a day after police fired tear gas and beat them with batons their universities canceled classes and moved up the start of winter break. These protests are all over the Citizenship Amendment Act which granted Indian citizenship to undocumented migrants from three muslim-majority countries but only if the applicant is a persecuted religious minority and not a Muslim that exclusion has drawn criticism from the United Nations human rights groups and a US government advisory Panel Hannele the US Embassy in New Delhi has issued a travel alert telling US citizens to exercise caution because of protests and violence in India's northeast where these protests
Dave Chappelle accepts Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, says comedy saved his life
"Going on so DEC native at Dave Chapelle receive the Mark Twain prize for American humor last night at the Kennedy center Lorne Michaels was there John Stewart Tiffany had as John legend Bradley Cooper Morgan Freeman they've all were there to preach at pay tribute to Dave during the ceremony which we can all watch in January on January seventh on
The Horrific Murder of Lauren Giddings
"On the morning of June thirtieth the two thousand eleven police located the body of Lauren Giddings located horror her torso and we talked about the events that took place that morning we talked about out the initial stages of the investigation it was once a missing persons case and then unfortunately they found her torso I believe they're able to do D- DNA tests with her mom to determine then the body was actually Lauren's at two fifteen pm a handler and two cadaver dogs arrived on the scene and started their search of the area. Now forgive me captain for being graphic but all they have found so far is a torso and they are looking for the remaining parts and also looking to see where some of the remains may have been concealed moved and so on right and like I said we know that half the trash was actually picked up so they started thinking that may be a for for torso was found in one trash bin that may be other parts would be found on an different Benz two dogs the two dogs this is Cinco and chance they hit on eight locations and their these locations are as follows they hit twice earns apartment this was just outside of the front door and in her bathroom the hit twice end the vacant apartment which is located immediately below Lawrence apartment alerting in the living room and in the bathroom the dogs alerted at St even mcdaniels front door and in his bedroom they alerted at the apartment complexes laundry room in two places once at the front door and then again inside this laundry room as well so they walk these dogs all over the property for the apartment complex they only hit an eight locations and of importance obviously they hit in her apartment but they hit in Steven's apartment they hit in the apartment below her which was vacant nobody was living in there and then they hit in the apartment complex lodge room now police because of this they want to seriously interview Stephen mcdaniel he is now coming you into the spotlight let's say and emerging as a interesting suspect at this time if any he wants to you can go to youtube and there is a what is a captain about a two hour long video yeah where it's very grainy the audio quality is very poor yeah we thought about playing some of here but the audio's not great I you know I it's it's an interesting video to watch because it is Stephen mcdaniel being interviewed or interrogated question whatever you WanNa call it by detectives at the detective bureau one of the first things that said by the detective is Stephen Hands on the table so let us call interrogation well and you know what I love I love the South I love how people talk in the South and he says I don't know the detectives name so forgive me he says your hands on the table for me son and he calls him son a few times that he says now look at me when I'm talking to you boy yeah yeah I like to use the the Boyd term and where I might sound aggressive there he doesn't come off to me as being aggressive he comes off as being authoritative but he also kind of like he's trying to be Stevens friend at times even says to him at one point we are friends you and Lauren our friends we need to know what happen to your friend I'm asking you for help can you help me right and this whole time you heard Stephen Talk in those interviews he's not talking like that when he's at the detective bureau when he's being questioned he asked me a question I'll answer it like him okay when was the last time you saw Lorne I don't now have you ever seen Lauren wearing this dress I'm showing you a picture of her and address no does Lauren have a boyfriend yes did you think you're Lauren's boyfriend now what are you doing with guns in your apartment Stephen I now why do you have them I don't know yet his answer was to have them because they kept him yet they kept asking him they're like have you never fired a gun and he's like no I've never never fired a gun they're like well then why why do you have three firearms yeah and he doesn't say like protection or anything like that like he's kind talking about in his on camera and our view with the local news he just simply says to have them yeah if you have a sword and you said to me the savvy ever used soared no I haven't why do you have to have it that makes sense yeah you have a gun to have it have you ever shot a gun no but decided by three of them he did say at one time he was a collector of swords yeah so that so for the Samurai Sword it's it's a it's like a cheap knockoff it's not one of these five six hundred seven hundred dollar jobs but right right but that's why I don't find it that odd it's no because if people collect some people collect swords and people collect guns as well but that's not the answer he provides regarding the gun right but most people that collect guns actually shoot those gone yes they do those they usually shoot them the important thing here in it throughout the course of these he's doing multiple interviews multiple questioning periods with the police and detectives throughout the day and well into the night the the what we were just referencing I believe takes place at about eleven pm or just before midnight and as said the video that you can find Online is two hours long I don't know if that's the entirety of the actual questioning I think there was probably more out there but right and I just want to point out again here here's the individual Stephen where he's cooperative with the police initially then hesitant to let them in his apartment then obviously I I'm guessing they obviously once they found the body that they got the rights to search apartments and that's that's when they brought in the Davos dogs but now you're down at the station and you're a law student and they're asking you these questions where you should assume you're a suspect and he's not asking for a lawyer yet to be clear regarding the cadaver dogs I don't think that's technically the handlers term for these dogs but that's what the state documents would refer to these dogs as cadaver dogs okay and in the documents they say for a lack of a better term that's what they were going to call them to just keep it simple and that's what I refer to him as here with the cadaver dogs and regarding these earlier searches these are all permission was granted by the residence in each situation they weren't they they haven't you know got the the the legal channels involved yet for search warrants into just really Scott our the area while he's like but like you said it goes along with now he's at the Detective Bureau Stephen mcdaniel twenty six years old and he's not asking for an attorney he was very helpful and very vocal to the local news when he did the interview but now when he's at the detective bureau he there there's a transformation there and it's it's physical and it's audible it's you can. He looks like a Damn Zombie by the time that he's being questioned the detect the bureau any sounds like or trying to sound like a scared little boy yeah I mean I think this is him acting again or or pretending again yeah at some point during this interview the detective notices a Red Mark on Stephen's face this is near his nose and he asked even if he has any other marks on him and Stephen shows him that he has to scratches on his abdomen that is troublesome for Stephen and it's interesting to detectives because now we have this guy who looks like he might have been in some kind of physical altercation yeah and this is a guy that's pretty much for the most part holed up in his apartment staying in there according to him he studying and he hasn't seen Lauren and I believe he says in this interview one to two weeks okay this is where things get very weird go down the weird road with me the weird path always so holding hands police found in his apartment and Steven's apartment they've found they found four condoms now that doesn't seem like that big of a deal however he has told the detectives through the course of his interviews that he is a virgin and that he is happy to be a virgin he saving himself for marriage you again you could explain that away your on campus they're passing them out for they've Saxon you grab a couple and a big deal but he doesn't do that he went so they push them they push them and push them and push them they want to know if you are saving yourself if you have no intention to have sexual intercourse why do you need condoms why do you have them in your possession eventually he explains that the condoms he stole from people so two of the condoms he stole from his sister and I don't know when that went down but the other two we have a better idea because he tells the police that he stole condoms from two of the apartments in his apartment complex so stephen admits to the officer that he entered to different apartments one apartment he entered in December on December twenty sixth of two thousand eight and the other one on January thirty first two thousand nine and each time he stole a condom from each of the apartments now as he's and he's he broke into them or he just entered them I'm a little unclear on that the the the the wording in the report says that he entered now they're going to consider this as a as a breaking and entering imus they find a master key in his apartment eventually they've not they've not located that yet bright but this master key will allow him into a lot of different places throughout that apartment complex creep and so when they say entered I'm guessing he has either told them that he has this key or they've figured out that he didn't break in to the place he just unlock the door and went in right and the thing here is captain by this point and before they get this weird information about the condoms they believe Stephen knows more than what he's telling them they believe he may have killed Lauren giddings he's their number one suspect once he explained to them that he took condoms from other apartments they go okay cool thank you for telling us that we are going to arrest you for burglary we're going to arrest you for burglary and now we have a reason a legal reason that we can hold you we need to try to build this murder case against you all we have right now is circumstantial
"lorne" Discussed on Oprahâ€™s Master Class: The Podcast
"Longer and a gala -tarian place. It's very clear cut this lose that. And everybody knows since we only have one hour before we go on the air. We don't go on because we're ready. We go on because it's eleven thirty and that tends to galvanize people's thinking and their behavior. Fatigue is your friend through exhaustion and through people just being so depleted the stuff around the nerve endings gets worn away and other things begin to emerge and you take away bigger risks. Whether it's through impatience or the inability to just defend your game things that you would normally not right or normally not say get written down or spoken. It's coming from the unconscious. It's not so much thought through as instinctive is the closest. They are to their core sensibility to there really are at least in in comedy. We look much less organized than we are if you were to come in and observe it seems very chaotic there's an old joke about a comedian stand up that I I worked with in the sixties Stanley Myron Handelman, if you let monkeys in a room, typewriters sooner or later that you know, right? The works of William Shakespeare, and he said I did that and I put a bunch of monkeys in a room, and I left them alone. And I looked in a couple of weeks later, and you know, what they were just fooling around. That's what we look like like we're fooling around and then suddenly on air. It's very disciplined. Everyone knows when it matters the brilliance of the show, and I don't mean the on air, brother. I mean, the brilliance of it as a form is that everyone is necessary till the end if that guy is in there to put that prop in your hand or that music. You comes in late or the writer didn't get those changes to cards. Everyone needs everyone else. It's a team sport. It's one of the reasons I so connect baseball you play a whole season. You know, it starts in spring, and it's still cold. And then it ends up. Now, it ends up pretty much close to winter. And it's gets cold again during that time, there's a rhythm to it. You get used to the rhythm of it. And you know, that it's incremental and that they'll be slumps and that they'll be periods where you're not hitting and everybody understands the off day when the show isn't good. It's not as if we don't know it it isn't as if you just love them all that audience chooses to become quiet. You're taking full swing at the ball. And if you miss, you know, you missed and performance would come off after piece where misfires and you will see just the look on their face and quite often we'll make eye contact. And I see what they see. And you don't go. Oh, I think it was way better than you thought. It was you don't say. Word shake it up. But that's what it is. It's like give them the next time. And hopefully, they do I tend to only see them stakes. So all see the late camera cut all see how somebody entered just slightly differently into the sketch in the timing. Got thrown off. I'll see how the lighting shift didn't quite happen. The way it was supposed to all see something that was absolutely brilliant address. Hersal kind of flatten on air, and I push people pretty hard, which I think you get a pretty strong consensus on the only thing that justifies that level of views is the exhilaration of it working because when it does it's a joy to behold, and when it doesn't it's crushing, and I tend to wear it in the seventies that they award for two three days generally now by the middle of Monday, I'm onto the next and no matter whether the show was good or bad. There's a new host city my office on Monday afternoon. And we begin again. So there's always just ahead of us the chance for damp Shen. Because Night Live is a live show. Lauren has become a master of expecting the unexpected and controlling the uncontrollable, but the tragic that's of John Belushi in one thousand nine hundred eighty two and Chris Farley in nineteen Ninety-seven were obviously beyond his control in each case. Lauren had to reevaluate how much involvement he should have with the personal lives of his cast. And there's no easy answer. Are no this a fragile point to make. But no one's ever died doing the show or around the show people tend to die when they go to Hollywood. And I don't know what it is. They do out there. But it tends not to be as supportive a culture as we have. I think that when we had in the seventies in the phrase of the time whatever gets through the night as long as people showed up and did their job. It was okay. As long as it didn't interfere with the work. I didn't really feel. It was my place to intervene. That was the beginning of that value system, which turned out to be wrong. And I think John's death was the beginning of that. At the end of the first season. I did a documentary on the beach, boys. We went on the road with them for six weeks, Danny and John came with MS writers, and we were on the road in California. And one night we had a night off when we went to Joshua tree would try to kind of magical quality for me. We were up late. John particularly was up late around five o'clock in the morning when the sun, I sort of peeking through the window. A just started hearing noise, and I I came to the door, and Dan he was in the room next had been he was standing at the doors. Well, and there was John on the diving board doing cannonballs, and he'd do this trick which he wants he saw that he had audience. He did this thing where he'd go straight up his house on the diving board than rollover into the water, and Danny turned to me. And he said, you know, Albanian oak, you know, and we believed we believed that he was bulletproof. He. Could always come through. He always had and that was sort of the guy I knew in one thousand nine hundred seventy six John lived his life in like three eight hour shifts. And if you were with him for one of them you're exhausted at the end of it a new thought while I've spent the day with him. But then there are other people who spent the next shift with him, and he just had so much strength and energy and so much talent. Who just thought that's just who he is. And so when he died, it was infuriating, and mostly my first reaction was just anger when Chris Farley who I said that he was the child Danny and John didn't have he used to tape scotch tape is eyebrow. As a boy to try and get it to do what blue she could do with lifting an eyebrow. Which would do is one of the bees or and she's bigger cheeseburger. He went through a hard transition because when he first came to the show he was just too big. You know, he'd played the back of the hall, and there's a lens as you know, right here. And so, but when he found himself he started to feel the connection what that was like, then he kind of got in over his head a little bit and one time after read true, which not much that you've done got chosen. He went to his office. And he got messed up and are heard about it. And then two days later, I put him in a clinic in Alabama. And he was there for three months. There's none of the hey, that's just who he is not of that anymore. What's so phenomenal about what Lorne Michaels was able to do is that Saturday Night Live started
"lorne" Discussed on View from the Cheap Seats
"And then I remember I was opening for Steve Byrne and a mall in New Jersey that I used to. Yeah. Yeah. Sure. And I got a call from my agent that Lorne Michaels screen test amazing. And what is your emotion at that point? Are you like this is insane? Or you like I do that could have happened. Maybe I think I always dreamed that could happen. Obviously. But it was happening way earlier than I had thought it ever would. And then it was like this was go Glenn. I mean, I don't know if I've come off that feeling well, so maybe it was better that you were so young and didn't have like all these like strings of other close calls and other things to sort of play off. Oh, yeah. So that you could just be like, okay. Well, that's what happens you get. This thing. You get this opportunity move to here. And then you go do it. Right. Yeah. I think it was. It was all crazy. I mean, I was spinning, but I'm like he's like a sporting event when you think about it because you have to rise to the challenge in that moment and deliver. I mean, are there fifty other people with you in the hallway at the screen test sixteen people day? Make it show. Nobody. No. I was the only one, oh, they're Rothbart. Was there who so funny? And then my buddy will Steven was there. And he now writes for the show and he kept his job, which is good. And he's doing well over there. And I can't remember anybody else that addition with because I was in my own dressing room. Yeah. And I was the last person that day God, you like freaking rehearsing just kept doing it over and over and over again. And then at some point you're like, yeah. This is a room at somewhat you have to say, I don't know if you're old enough to understand this. But in that moment be like, all right. I'm walking out into a room. I'm gonna say a bunch of things that I created and people are going to be there. And it's either gonna go. Well, it's not. But I'm going to do the best. I can. And I can only do the best. I can I wish I didn't. I didn't feel that way. And I think I was just like I need this. I need this has to be. I'm here. I have to get this thing. I can't get here. And fuck it up and it worked for the audition. But that mentality didn't work for when I had the job because when I had the job I was. Strangling it. So. Yeah. Yeah. Exactly couldn't create. It's so funny because good nothing. Good can come from that this is because you would say to yourself. Oh, I'm not getting enough time. And if I get one second, John, then I gotta make the most of that or I'm screwed. And then you're like, I do I get into this. And I'm pushing and you know, and stuff. I like. Yeah. Cringe, and I think of like certain things I did or didn't do the show. It's just. Yeah. It was just too. I've I've always said this about Lorne Michaels that he is one of the greatest arbiters of talent out there. Even the people that didn't do a lot on the show you on yet. I mean, all those guys who were on the show who were Jerry minor guys Sarah Silverman on your used Louis drivers. She was incredible. But elephant acts didn't get it..
"lorne" Discussed on The West Wing Weekly
"It was great people on it. And it was a comedy which I was looking to do. And so we met in a great great great beating, and that's how I ended up on parks and rec can. I back up for one second. You said that you were looking for a comedy to do next. But can you tell me about that decision? And that feeling that you wanted to do comedy at that moment. I kind of liked to do whatever it is that. I haven't been doing if I've been doing a few seasons on a drama. I'm ready to cleanse the palate with comedy, right? And on the other side of it when I finished parks and rec which I did four seasons of I was very ready to go back and do drama on. It's just a thing of keeping fresh and interesting and doing something different. Yeah. So you had this first meeting with was with Michael shore, and Greg Daniels that meeting the one I really really really remembers the one with Mike and Amy came by. I remember she's very very pregnant at the time, and we'd not met Amy and I had not met. And I think it was. I mean, clearly, it was a meeting of you know, she would come in and go how is this guy? Crazy can I work with him? Yes. The deal. I mean, I can only I can only imagine from their perspective. They have this family that loved each other worked really well together, all the pieces fit. And now all of a sudden, you're bringing in another big piece. I'm sure it was kind of stressful for them. But the deal that we all made collectively was I would do six episodes. And then at the end of the sixth. Episode. We would reconvene and see if we all mutually thought it had been a good fit. Right. Does. Learn Michaels play into any of these conversations at all like you were saying about the meeting Amy stopping by kind of having a gut check. You would both worked with Lorne Michaels. Was there any kind of connective tissue that he provided in any of this? Well, other than the fact that Amy and I fantasized about secretly opening a Twitter accounts from Lorne Michaels and having daily Lorne Michaels quote. Yeah. But there wasn't that same kind of Broadway. Video productions connection with parks and rec has. There was with thirty. No, absolutely not. It was it was frankly, it had the feel of like if Lauren is everyone's dad in the world, which is this was the children's first job away from dad got it. So when you started talking to them, what was their pitch to you about the character that you'd be playing? They. They didn't have one. Okay. Which is really great. And one of the great things about Mike is that he finds people interested in them, and then sort of rights to them as opposed to I'm going to write this great character, and you will play it, you famously did that with sheet. It was the first person involved in parks and rec, and he of tailored elements that he felt she brought to the table. He really did it with Nick Offerman. I mean, you know, Ron Swanson is a cumulation and accumulation of Nick Offerman 's most interesting character traits, right, which is one of the reasons why I two meetings were so pivotal coming up with Chris traeger. He didn't know me from Adam. And it's really both interesting and mortifying to think that Chris triggers a direct result of Mike. Sure. Thanks. That's great. And so when did you learn finally what the character would be like what Christopher would entail. When I read it. Really? Yeah. When I read it there is a learned connection though that I just forgotten in the beginning. And this changed almost immediately the notion was that Ben Wyatt. Adam Scott's character and Mike character were this team. And that we would come into these departments and make them work correctly. In the way that we worked was Chris trigger was this amazingly charming field. Good guy that had the ability to deliver the bad news in a way that made you completely. This is the best possible job for me. I can literally make anything sound positive you house just burned down, and you lost your mind stock market. It's chance to start over fires cleansing and true wealth is measured by the amount of love in your life..
"lorne" Discussed on 790 KABC
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"lorne" Discussed on 760 KFMB Radio
"Appearance Thursday. It's the best day of the week. So one of my favorite writers today's David Wong. He wrote an article nine pieces of life advice that are bad and stupid. I think a few of them are worth mentioning here. So let's break them all down a couple of them down. The first one is follow your passion. Follow your passion. You've heard that before Eric listening. I'm just saying. Asking a question, very important. Because look you've been following both. You've been befalling you're passionate look where it's got nowhere. I've always wanted to be a producer here. You are. This is. Okay. How depressing? A much better piece of advice is follow your pain. Why is backed up his argument is that movies with training? Montages have ruined us. Movies that have a training montage of ruined us. So we everyone seen rocky or the karate kid, right? So let's say you rocky, right? You got rock Rockies fat out of shape cue, the music. He runs around for awhile. Picks up some chickens does some sit ups a little bit of the punching bag two and a half minutes later. He's in world championship. Sandy with karate kid. Can't do the karate kicks around for a while. He probably picks up chickens too. I think there's a little wax on wax off. Boom done champion karate two minutes later. So you watch enough of those movies and our brains start to think that it should take about two and a half minutes to get really good at something. Now, we're not that silly. Right. So maybe let's be a little more realistic. It'll take two days to become really good at something. So someone has their passion or what they think is their passion. And they say I'm gonna do it. Thirty six hours later. It turns out that this passion things a lot harder than I thought. And then we get discouraged, and we get depressed. That's because of training montages. We want things to be easy. We think they should be. We've all heard of sticker shock before we all know sticker shock. You think something cost one hundred bucks two thousand dollars sticker shock. It's so expensive. David Wong coined the term effort shock. So this is when we think something we'll take this much effort in order to get good at it. And we started doing it. We're trying and then we realize it's actually going to require a thousand times more effort and pain, then we ever thought possible in order to accomplish this goal. That's effort shock. Wow. Well, actually, it's worse than just while. I don't know if I want to do this anymore. It's actually a worse conclusion balloon make this point quick. I think I think I watched this on here. You know, who was Eric. Did you ever watch Lorne Michaels on comedians in cars getting coffee? Yes. I think it was Lorne Michaels who said. One of the problems with stand up to them. In the past. I guess is these guys were so good. When you make something look easy. It looks too easy. Right. Like if you're really good at something. And it's effortless looking then everyone's like, oh, I could do that. Okay. Yeah. And you can't like so when you watch Michael Phelps swim in the Olympics, and you watch and do the butterfly and its effortless. You watch that. And you're like, oh, I can I can do that. I could go easy that is he touches the wall World Series. I'm breathing hard. What's the hard about the swimming thing, you get out of the pool and you start to drown? Right. So what someone makes them look really easy while at the problem with that as he made it look, really, really easy. And then everyone thinks we can do it. Let's take something we can all relate to dieting. So we think because of training montages and movies, and maybe because of weight loss commercials and stuff and Photoshop. We think that if you eat better for three days, you should lose thirty pounds, isn't that? Right. Isn't that kind of feel like three days of eating right, and I should be trimmed tiptop shape Iran yesterday. So. I mean, we whereas whereas I still got these lot. What's going up? Yeah. Now, it takes probably a year. Of eating right and exercising. Probably year. So that's. A year. So it's three hundred days longer and probably a thousand times more pain than you anticipated the pain of not eating what you want to eat and all that right and the pain of exercising and all that. So it's way longer and way, more painful. So the societal problem with this is that there are millions of Americans millions of Americans who in their own way, tried something and did not succeed because it was way more effort than they thought. So people start to think. Jeez. If I worked hard. I should get what I want. But I don't have it. Which means there's some injustice in the world keeping me from getting it. So it'd be one thing if people tried really hard at something have their passion. They try for two days at it. And they're like, I don't have what it takes. Oh, well, that would be one thing. But it's not it's I want this thing I'm going to try it for two days. I don't get it. Someone's keeping me down. It's someone else's fault. That I don't have this thing. I tried so hard, and it could be your evil, boss. Who's keeping you down? It could be capitalism. Right. It could be this big force called capitalism. I think that is I think effort shock is a major motivation for people liking, communism and socialism. I really believe that I think someone puts a tiny amount of effort into something making money. Her getting a raise or getting a promotion. They don't get it right away. So got to find a scapegoat evil, greedy capitalism. And then you gotta find and then it's easy to be. The allure of cap of communism seems really appealing right because here's all the promises of all your. Riches trappings without actually having to work hard for them. Right. I really think that's one of the major appeals of communism or it's the consequence of effort shock that. Life's lot harder than we anticipated making. Money's a lot harder. I remember we talked about one time. How long it takes to form a new habit? It was something like sixty days sixty days just to and so when you think about that, you see these people that go on like these two week or one month diets, and they're doing it all year long, but they're not doing it consistently because they off then they're on than the RAV than there on that person. It's fine. It's always interesting to me to think about the fact that it's gonna take two months at least. So you can't just do one month and then go away. Now, most people stop it probably a week, maybe four days. So is there someone in particular or just everywhere? I mean, you see someone in your. I mean, you know, you're thinking, let's just say miles. You got to go on a diet and stick with it. Okay. You give up too soon. It's hard though. It's funny. All right. So after two weeks, let's say someone really struggles with the died for two weeks, and they push through it. And they make it happen for two weeks. Their body internally their body and their brain is like, oh when are we going to start eating my crap again? I can hold out like we're just what's going on. Weird round like a desert island, and there's no potato chips. Not. But I'll okay, I'm cool. It takes two months before your body's really like. Oh, okay. Yeah. No one is better. Also, then tricking you than yourself. I remember when I was struggling with alcoholism. It took at least three months for that little voice in my head. That said, well, you can just you can have a beer. I mean, you used to drink a handle a whiskey every two nights. What's a beer gonna do? Come on, man. Let's get real here. Let's sit down and have a drink. Josh Bantu,.
"lorne" Discussed on Talk 650 KSTE
"And i was down guy i saw the glass half empty and my co host a therapist i always had a psychological bent to a lot of my projects many of my projects have big life themes to them and so he saw it half full and each show would begin with an interactive therapy session in which i'm humorously moaning about prob uhhuh and and then it would dovetail into a talk show loosely based on the up and down themes and there's so many aspects of life you can examine through dark colored versus rose colored glasses and it was such a funny show we had a lot of fans and even an executive with lorne michaels company which interested in shopping it for tv and i we got close and so much interest for both radio and the fact that it didn't go the full distance is very frustrating because i know how creatively empowering that was i i know it was working and i know people responded to it but that's that's just one there's another one the evolution of stan about the next level of mankind people can read about homeless atheists to the rare case in which the sequel is better than the original and it's a way of kind of exploring how we as a society can evolve with this one guy the first model t amid a world of horses and buggies not knowing he's the next level of man mankind not not a superhero or anything which i was sick of but a normal guy who's slightly improved from where we are so that that got a lot of heat and people can read about that journey to so many projects in the book and be calendar book banging my head against the wall more in a moment i'm jay farner ceo of.
"lorne" Discussed on KVNT Valley News Talk
"What's more she did not say the lord as and i love the lord or the lord told me this she always name cam she said the board she sacks she spoke about a person a person should look more than anyone else and she was crippled always name them with confidence from pride pride you say no yeah pride it's okay to boasted no lorne as a so some first corinthians chapter one let him know boasts boasted no more jesus i can and i left a grave side he said and you know joining us what we get so caught up in explaining are walk with christ or some spiritual experience instead of simply talking about she's hes if i've learned anything them corey come down i've learned to be bold and speaking his name besides i think the name of jesus does something to go to hear pissed name its other convicting ertz comforting at the net can was right there's nothing convicting are comforting about hearing words like the lord or even the word god but when you name the lord when you name god when you speak about she's us another greats against the ears of those who listen board his name warms their hearts god forbid we should reduce are sabre to a fine print doctor and squeezed between the pages of what the l_s_u textbook but a lower jesus wake us up out of our spiritual slumber if we make a big deal about our spiritual walk rather than our simple testimony in christ to be with us i'd love to send you a special gifted day it's called.